After telling my father to "shut up" when I was 4 or 5, the phrase was verboten in my house.
Someone should have imposed the same rule in Bill O'Reilly's house.
A Slate article explains:
In the half-decade his top-rated show has been on the air, he's called for the muzzling of practically everybody. At the rate O'Reilly is going, he'll be the only person allowed to speak in a couple of years. Which, I suppose, is his master plan.
Read the examples of some people he has told to shut up. My favorite? The young man whose father, a Port Authority worker, died in the Sept. 11 attacks.